Thursday, October 4, 2007

What not to wear made easy...

Wow. What a night. I left the office at 7:30pm, called and begged the cleaners to open up for me since I forgot to go pick up our clothes for the trip. They graciously met me and loaded my truck. MLH is just now coming in from his leases, and we still have to pack. But the neatest thing happened, and I just have to share it!

Around 8:30 p.m., I called Bob and Cherie to see what they were doing. They were having supper with friends, and I asked them to call me when they were done. I guess they heard the panic in my voice…because I was panicking. Around 9pm, they called me back and asked if I needed help.

I knew MLH wasn’t going to make it home before midnight at the earliest. We have to leave early in the morning for Santa Fe, and I had no clothes picked out. We go from breakfast meetings to golf outings to tours to formal dinners, and though I had some ideas of what I was going to take, I hadn’t worked it all out.

Bob and Cherie came through the door and we went to work. (Well, Bob went to work watching a western, which was good – we probably would have driven him to drink.) Cherie made a long arduous task fun and gave great advice. Want to check the status of a friendship? Go through what we did tonight!

Now, all we have to do is get MLH and Zack home from the field, pack our truck, and go west, young man! No way could I have been this far along without Bob & Cherie’s help. Thanks, y’all! You rock!!


In_spired said...

Isn't it great to have friends??

Have a great trip!!

jonboy said...

Good luck in Santa Fe.
Do guys really have it so much easier in the clothing department or do we just not care?

Janie said...

Thanks, In_spired!

Jonboy - Thanks! Hope your dad's doing well, haven't had an update lately. And,yup. Guys have it so much easier. Couple of jackets, dress pants, two pair of shoes. Done.

Ladies have to be prepared for hot or cold, formal nights, casual days, dress dinners. It's crazy.
And not fair at all!

Karen said...

Safe travels, Janie! Though packing was a pain, sounds like it'll be busy and some fun, too.

cherie said...

Ok, let's go over this one more time..........just so I'm sure.............OK??!!?? It's a joy to be your friend AND sister in the Lord - you are the real deal.....I just burnt the rice for dinner tonight - can I come to Sante Fe?????

sandykessler said...

Cherie and Bob - blessings be safe and happy

Jeff said...

Janie, maybe we'll see each other in Santa Fe!

Spookyrach at Skewed View tagged me with a "Four Things Meme" ..... now I'm tagging-off to you.


Four Jobs I’ve Held;
Four Films I Could Watch Over and Over;
Four TV Shows I Watch;
Four Places I’ve Lived;
Four Favorite Foods;
Four Websites I Visit Daily;
Four Favorite Colors;
Four Places I Would Love to be Right Now;
Four Names You Love, But Could/Would Not Use for Your Children

Janie said...

Karen - we finally made it, now the fun begins. I think I better take a nap to get ready.

Cherie - sure, girl, come on!!

Jeff - Cool! Look forward to seeing y'all!! Woohoo!!